Bathroom Bill Likely to
Bring Bevin Down

found online by Raymond

 
From Yellow Dog at Blue in the Bluegrass:

Cowardly Liar Matt Bevin is scrambling to save his re-election chances. He knows that when the all-repug lege passes the same where-you-can-pee bill that brought down North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory – and it will – he’ll have to sign it or face an override and insurrection. But he can’t get re-elected if he does sign it.

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The Future is NOT Dim for
the Democratic Party

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From Ted McLaughlin at jobsanger:

Ever since it was known that Donald Trump had won the presidential election (thanks to the archaic electoral college), some media and political pundits have been trying to write an obituary for the Democratic Party. They want you to believe the Democratic Party is in disarray, and could be a dying institution. Nothing could be farther from the truth.

First, a couple of reminders. Donald Trump actually lost the popular vote to Hillary Clinton (the Democratic candidate) — and it was by a pretty substantial margin (nearly 3 million votes). Trump won because he got a razor-thin majority in a few states — enough for an electoral college victory.

The future is actually pretty bright for Democrats.

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Cause of 85% of Homosexuality, According to the SSRF

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From The Journal of Improbable Research:

The vast majority — approximately 85% — of cases of homosexuality in humans are caused by ghosts, says a report by the Spiritual Science Research Foundation (also known as “the SSRF”). The organization does not say what percentage of its reports are written or otherwise caused by ghosts.

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Vultures, Vultures Everywhere

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From driftglass:

As part of a nascent and irregular feature* on this blog, let us once again travel back roughly eight years and check in with President-elect Barack Obama.

Is he busy tweeting insults on Twitter, appointing dangerous lunatics to powerful positions in the federal government, lying about vote fraud or upending American foreign policy to make himself a trifle wealthier?

Nope, nope, nope and…nope.

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Post-Stupid Hacking News

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From The Big Empty:

The Sunday talk shows are incredibly stupid. But you probably already knew that. The above interchange is a classic example. There is no real news here. There is nothing revealed that has any substantive value. All that media succeeds in doing with these shows is furthering the muddying of waters.

It would be so much better if these shows or any “news” interview shows would first introduce a computer expert to explain how server intrusions and infusions occur (hacking). And then explain how the material acquired would contribute to a desired outcome (Trump winning the election).

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Intelligence Briefings are
Apparently for Losers

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From Vixen Strangely at Strangely Blogged:

Donald Trump does not care for intelligence briefings. It has been apparent for more than a minute. His reason for shunning intelligence briefings is pretty novel, though (as in, no person previously voted in as president would have actually thought this) because he just thinks it is repetitive and , well, he thinks he’s pretty smart.

Wow. Wow. Ok. Um, sometimes the daily briefing has different things so that you will understand what intelligence professionals are finding out as they happen to find it out. This should inform how you form and deploy strategies to minimize harmful outcomes to defend the state. It really won’t be the same every day. Sometimes it is really, really important.

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Clinton Popular Vote Win
No Mandate For Trump

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From David P. Greenberg at MadMikesAmerica:

Let’s talk about the “He won so get over it” argument. I was not an advocate of either an Electoral College or a 23rd Amendment (Congressional) solution. Quite honestly, I feared either would be sufficient grounds for our already deeply divided Union, to undergo another tragic civil war.

My feeling was that it will fall to us to resist all attempts by Trump, and the Republican majority Legislature, to reverse our progress, and wait it out, hoping that his inevitable failure would push his supporters in our direction. I see this as our only viable option. No option at all, really. Rather our only available course of action.

But a lot of the argument has changed, recently.

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Even Us Sacrilegious Jerks
Have Limits

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From PZ Myers:

I got drawn into a Twitter conversation, because I am apparently the living manifestation of sacrilege. I actually wouldn’t object to my apotheosis as the god of god-hating, but even in that job, there are rules.

It started off with Madhusudan Katti objecting to an act of sacrilege by Jenniffer Lawrence.

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The Second Coming of Progressive, Heretical Jesus

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From John Pavlovitz:

Jesus was a progressive.

He came with bold, clear vision, not with vague religious nostalgia.

He started a revolutionary underground movement not a top-down theocracy of privilege.

And he didn’t harken back to some mythical glorious time in the past, he said that the Kingdom had now come; a new counterintuitive way of living and of being in the world marked by goodness.

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‘Lock Her Up’ Become’s
‘We Don’t Care’

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From Frances Langum:

I guess Donald Trump was right about one thing. He really could shoot somebody in the middle of Fifth Avenue and not lose any votes.

Tonight at his “thank you rally” in Michigan he started to tell the story of Hillary Clinton coming to Michigan to campaign with the Obamas.

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